The Program of the coal industry’s development in Russia until 2030 formed base for evaluation and prospects of the southern Argun’s coal-bearing area exploitation which is in the district of Transbaikal region boundary with China. It is said in this program: "… for maintaining competitiveness of the Russian coal products in foreign markets it is advisable to develop in Eastern Siberia and in the Far East new coal deposits best-selling in foreign markets. The location near borders of such deposits will allow to lower logistic expenses in comparison with the enterprises located in the center of the territory of the country". The Transbaikal region has a large source of raw materials and considerable resource potential of coals of various technological brands and types — from brown and bituminous to coking. The South Argun coal-bearing region is one of the largest in the Trans-Baikal Territory. According to various estimates, its coal resources are estimated at 2 billion tons. At present, despite the developed infrastructure of the region, these deposits are practically not developed. In the future, a powerful coal-mining cluster can be created on this base, providing industry of the South-Eastern Transbaikalia and adjacent regions of China with fuel and energy raw materials, creating a large number of new jobs and significantly improving the economic situation in the region as a whole.

The work was supported by RFBR. Grant No 18-05-00397.


Brown coal, deposits, coal-bearing area, coal resources, quality of coal, mining and technical conditions of mining, energy and complex raw materials.

Issue number: 2
Year: 2019
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.81:622.333
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2019-02-0-5-13
Authors: Sidorova G. P., Avdeev P. B., Yakimov A. A.

About authors: Sidorova G.P., Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, e-mail:, Avdeev P.B., Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Dean of the Mining Faculty, e-mail:, Yakimov A.A., Candidate of Technical Sciences, Assistant Professor, e-mail:, Transbaikal State University, 6720300, Chita, Russia.


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